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Mariners Restaurant of Ipswich

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Neptune Quay, Ipswich IP4 1AX, England
01473289748
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Sunday
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Within easy walking distance of the town centre, Ipswich's most original...
Within easy walking distance of the town centre, Ipswich's most original restaurant, II Punto, is an antique Dutch customs gunboat, moored along Neptune Quay. You can relax in its wonderful atmosphere and its polished brass ambience. From a quick snack for lunch on the upper deck to a romantic dinner on the lower deck, it is the perfect place for an evening on the sea front.
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Visitor rating
  • 215
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Consistently high quality, a real dining experience.

We have eaten here at the Mariners ( Ill Punto ) many times over the years, Not once have we had a poor or substandard meal. Friday night continued in that tradition, excellent service, great food prepared from quality ingredients. Hard to fault. Our table of four had between us : The Queens... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
malandlinda
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Kesgrave, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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321 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • French first
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English first
Kesgrave, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
481 reviews 481 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
264 helpful votes 264 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

We have eaten here at the Mariners ( Ill Punto ) many times over the years, Not once have we had a poor or substandard meal. Friday night continued in that tradition, excellent service, great food prepared from quality ingredients. Hard to fault. Our table of four had between us : The Queens Scallops and the Pate en croute as... More 

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Inveruno
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

Had a wonderful supper with my family to celebrate our wedding anniversary and we enjoyed ourselves in a very convivial atmosphere.Fine french cuisine and good service. Thanks to Michael for insisting on visiting Mariners as he was proved right!

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Was taken here as a surprise for my birthday with family. The French man serving us was extremely knowledgable and courteous and service was fast and efficient. The food ,I had the seafood gratin and the veal were all cooked beautifully. The glass of desert wine I was given to accompany my desert was very moorish. Thank you to Mariners... More 

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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

We've been to Mariners with my husband for a dinner meal. Relaxing atmosphere, friendly and professional staff, rose and candlelight, and one of the best meal we ever had... What else can you expect for a perfect night out? My choices were queen scallops, duck confit and creme burly, and my husband opted for Mariners salad, huge steak and bavarois.... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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230 reviews 230 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

During our short visit to England, we ate in 5 good places of which this was the second from the bottom for providing an experience for us. The service was a bit sluggish, and many matters had to be requested separately. Wine selection was nice and food as such good. They were able to provide service quite nicely after I... More 

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london
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

A very good restaurant on an old gun boat in Ipswich Marina. The tables are well spaced, nicely laid out with real table clothes and napkins. The staff are very friendly, helpful and very well presented. We had a very nice dinner and found the food to be well prepared and presented to an excellent standard. The portions are a... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We managed to get a table on a busy saturday night, staff were very welcoming and the atmosphere aboard the boat was warm and enticing. This is absolutely a perfect spot for an intimate meal, as even though there was a large party sat behind us is did not affect us one bit. Service was a little slow as it... More 

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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Went for a Christmas meal, enjoyed the food very much. Small portions but enough that you will have three courses Good service very friendly

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

An ideal place to go for an intimate meal! The service is great, the ambiance of the place is spot on and the food is fantastic. From start to finish I can not and would not want too, pick fault! Was made to feel like only people there, the staff all very professional and know the menu. As for the... More 

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Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Went here on an evening, staff were very friendly and helpful. The restaurant was nice to look at and unusual on a boat. Food was nice, and served promptly, we all enjoyed ourselves but all agreed that at over £50 a head from the a la carte menu, it was very expensive for what we got. Don't get me wrong... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Neptune Quay, Ipswich IP4 1AX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Ipswich
  • Phone Number: 01473289748

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 29 - 72
  • Cuisine: French, Mediterranean, Continental, Brasserie

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients

Description

Within easy walking distance of the town centre, Ipswich's most original restaurant, II Punto, is an antique Dutch customs gunboat, moored along Neptune Quay. You can relax in its wonderful atmosphere and its polished brass ambience. From a quick snack for lunch on the upper deck to a romantic dinner on the lower deck, it is the perfect place for an evening on the sea front.
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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